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Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases & Immunizations for Advanced Practice Clinicians

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Objectives

  1. Analyze the major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics.
  2. Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice.
  3. Prescribe antimicrobials based on empiric dosing recommendations.
  4. Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials.
  5. Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides).
  6. Develop preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance.
  7. Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.

Outline

Antimicrobials

Antibacterial Allergies - Sulfa and Penicillin

Bacteria

Antibacterial Resistance - Contributing Factors

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Community versus Hospital Acquired

Enterobacteriaceae Resistance

Urinary Tract Infections

Clostridium Difficile Infection

Community–Acquired Pneumonia

Healthcare–Associated Pneumonia

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Influenza

Immunizations (Adult)

Copyright : 07/13/2020

Infection Control Challenges: Real Risks for Patients and Staff

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Objectives

  1. Plan strategies to reduce and eliminate catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, ventilator associated and non-ventilator-associated pneumonias and central-line-associated bloodstream infections.
  2. Assess best practices for treatment and control of multi-drug resistant microorganisms, including MRSA, Clostridium difficile, VRE, ESBL and CRE.
  3. Evaluate the newest vaccine recommendations for healthcare workers and children.
  4. Distinguish between mosquito-borne illnesses of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika, which may be a threat to the United States.
  5. Assess the latest treatments available for HIV/AIDS, as well as pre-exposure prophylaxis.
  6. Determine the medications available that "cure" Hepatitis C.
  7. Evaluate the current recommendations to control and treat tuberculosis.

Outline

A Summary of Current Recommendations From the CDC, SHEA, IDSA, APIC and the Joint Commission
 

Health-Care Associated Infections: Strategies to Control-Reduce-Eliminate

The Latest Multi-Drug Resistant Microorganism Guidelines

Influenza

Vaccination Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel

Emerging Infectious Diseases (Zoonotic)

Bloodborne Pathogens

Tuberculosis

Copyright : 04/25/2019

Pharmacological Management of Infectious Diseases

Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging given the emerging trends in bacterial resistance. In this session, Dr. Langlois discusses pharmacokinetic properties and new treatment guidelines for conditions commonly encountered in critical care including:

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Program Information

Objectives

  1. Catalogue major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics.
  2. Choose appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic regimens for the prevention and treatment in various patient populations.

Copyright : 04/14/2016